17 November 2005

Millions of cigarettes recovered

BBC

Three men have been arrested and millions of cigarettes recovered during a police operation in Armagh.

The searches are part of an investigation into serious and organised crime linked to dissident republicans, police said.

The searches are continuing, with police and customs officers involved.

Meanwhile, in a seperate operation, police are questioning three men in north Antrim about paramilitary activity.

They were arrested in the Bushmills area on Thursday morning. A number of searches were carried out in connection with the arrests.



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